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Happy Sae Tautu/Jonny Linehan Day: 31 Days to Kickoff!

The 2016 Countdown to Kickoff continues with 31 days until BYU’s season opener in Arizona. Each day we highlight the player or two that wear that day’s number on their jerseys. If you check back each day, by the end of the summer you’ll know every player on BYU’s 2016 roster.

Happy Sae Tautu/Jonny Linehan Day!
31 Days to Kickoff!

Sae Tautu

Redshirt Senior Defensive Lineman (Projected #1/2 Stud – Hybrid DE/OLB)
6’4″, 245 pounds
Class of 2010: Lone Peak H.S. (Hometown: Alpine, Utah)
2010: Redshirt LB at BYU; No game appearances (Scout Team)
2011-2013: Washington Tacoma Mission
2013: RS Freshman RB at BYU; Recorded 2 tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss in 8 game appearances
2014: RS Freshman RB at BYU; Recorded 10 tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss in 12 game appearances (1 start)
2015: RS Freshman RB at BYU; Recorded 38 tackles, 9 tackles for loss, 4 sacks, and 3 QB hurries in 13 game appearances (6 starts)

Jonny Linehan

Redshirt Senior Punter (Projected Starting Punter)
6’0″, 201 pounds
Class of 2008: Takapuna Grammar School (Hometown: Auckland, New Zealand)
2008-2009: Greyshirt
2010-2012: Australia Adelaide Mission
2012: Football Redshirt at BYU (Not with team, played Rugby)
2013: RS Freshman at BYU (Not with team, played Rugby)
2014: RS Sophomore at BYU (Not with team, played Rugby)
2015: RS Junior P at BYU; Punted 62 times for a 42.7-yard average; recorded a 77-yard long punt; Of his punts: 3 went for touchbacks, 19 were fair caught, 20 were inside the 20-yard line, and 10 were 50 yards or longer; rushed twice for a total of 7 yards. Appeared in 12 games (BYU never punted vs. Wagner).